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Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on The Takeaway
"To ballots because of the pandemic. Months later, we're now seeing over 100 new bills up for consideration across the country as part of a push to roll back that expansion, and today the Supreme Court will be hearing a case out of Arizona on one of the most powerful sections of the Voting Rights Act. The outcome in this case limits the scope of the voting rights Act that could make it harder to challenge some of the voter suppression laws in the pipeline here to break it all down is Grace Panetta, senior politics reporter covering elections and voting for insider grace. Welcome back to the takeaway. Thank you so much for having me. Also with us is moving That bed is director of the Brennan Center's voting rights and Elections program. Muna. Thanks for joining us, Thank you so much. I'm excited. I mean that we should mention that the Brennan Center submitted a brief to the Supreme Court in the Arizona voting rights case, arguing that the court should uphold the Voting Rights Act. So before we get into the details of this case, can you explain what the Voting Rights act does? Sure, the Voting Rights Act has been the crown jewel of the American civil rights movement. It sets forth protections for voters. That way they know when they step in the ballot box. It will be free from racial discrimination in voting. And for more than 50 years, it has provided some of the strongest protections against racial discrimination in 2013, the Supreme Court weakened the Voting Rights Act by Ma falling a particular provision that was really important to protecting voting rights. And today the Supreme Court will be hearing another matter in which the petitioners and certain Am AKI have invited and, in fact encouraged The Supreme Court two further weekend, the Voting Rights Act. We're hopeful that the Supreme Court will not do that It is coming at a time where we need protections against discrimination more than ever, and it's coming at a time where some people feel emboldened about restricting access to the ballot. Yeah, and and grace that case before the Supreme Court today, Can you tell us a little bit about what it's about? Absolutely so. This is a couple of cases. They're being consolidated for an hour of argument, and they're coming out of Arizona and in 2016, the Democratic National Committee, the DNC filed suits against to Arizona voting policies passed in the Legislature. The first is a policy that stipulates that any provisional ballots that voters cast in the wrong precinct precinct they're not assigned to that is not their own will be rejected even votes for statewide races at the top of the ticket that any voter in the state is eligible for and the second law that Let's beat the is being challenged. Here is a law banning third party ballot collection. Ballot collection drives are really key tool in Arizona, because so much of the state's electoral votes by a man want to give an election. And so the DNC challenge these laws under Section two of the Voting Rights Act, contending that they resulted in the denial of a bridge or abridgement of the right to vote for voters of color under Section two of the Voting Rights Act. First lost in the district Court and in a penalty ninth circuit. But the unbanked ninth Circuit reversed, finding that both the laws did in fact, violate Section two and that the ballot collection policy was in fact created with discriminatory intent. And now Arizona's appealing that to the Supreme Court. And can you explain what section Two of the Voting rights Act is? Absolutely so Section two prohibits any Denial or abridgement, or discrimination of voting specifically for racial minorities and language minorities in the United States and the way that Congress has, you know, construed this loss. I did not only covers cases of intentional discrimination, but it should also cover cases that result of laws or policies that resulted a discriminatory intent. So Section two has been used by both the Department of Justice. And other plaintiffs to challenge both discriminatory vote voting schemes so in the redistricting context with schemes that dilute the weights of minority voters, and also against certain policies..
Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on Gaydos and Chad
"State health director Dr Carrick Wrist explains the re prioritization as folks 55 older are now eligible for the vaccine. But we're going to open it up to the general population by age category, and then that will move as we get to 55%. In a county. They can move forward to the next age group. Joining my groom head show, Crist explains. This has no impact on folks already deemed eligible as they'll still be able to get the vaccine will also help us prioritize those with chronic medical conditions. Alley Ventnor, Katya Our news. The 50,000 vaccine appointments that were opened up today at noon are already all booked up. The appointments filled up in less than two hours. The state Health Department says it will open up more appointments when it gets more vaccine. Well, one person that got the shot Governor Doug Ducey want everybody to get this vaccine? It's it's safe. It's effective and it's free state health director Dr Care Chris gave him the vaccine at State Farm Stadium. Today was the Super Bowl for lawyers for Arizona's attorney general. We will hear arguments this morning in case number 1912 57 Burn A bitch versus Democratic National Committee. 80 years, Peter, say more joins us Live with this story. Becky attorney general Mark Burner, which argued Arizona's restrictions on ballot harvesting and out of precinct voting Our constitutional in spite of what the DNC says via phone conference, he told the U. S. Supreme Court in Arizona. There are numerous ways that people can vote. There's no excuse absentee ballot, They can vote by mail. We have voting centers in some counties. They can vote early up to 27 days before the election. The DNC has argued Arizona's laws hinder minorities from voting Burn, a bitch told the microbe head show that the justices seemed to side with him. Except for Sonia Sotomayor reporting live, Peter. Same or Katie our news. Let's get a traffic check with Larry Lewis from the Valley Chevy Dealers, Traffic Center. Well, Becky, when I 17 South bound, we had a commission in Indian School road, but it looks like that did clear In the last couple of minutes. However, it is still slow for you South bound from northern down towards Indian school. So quite the back up there, But all lanes are moving again. At least 16 Street of Indian School of Collision there Another wreck. Hayden right at the Loop one on one team, a freeway. Cactus, a Cave Creek, a crash that.
Fresh update on "dnc" discussed on Mike Broomhead
"FM. And the key to our news app are welcome back on Barry marks in the in for Mike Broom into joining us right now. Arizona's attorney General Mark Byrne, a bitch to his his special incoming music. Welcome back to the show. Very. You gotta put that music of higher. I can't hear you. I'm sorry. We'll get that better. Next. We have little grateful dead before you guys see that every single tonight I'm telling you what? I'm gonna talk to broom it. I'm not coming on here again until you guys get my music right to the Supreme Court. Play your music when you came on this morning that they have that ready for you. No, but the funny thing in your your lawyer Berry When we did the Colin right before it started, I actually asked. I said, Hey, can I get some walking music and I e. I think they thought I was fucking weird for weird request like, No, We don't do that. Don't they knew I was kidding or not? But it would've been cool if they would have done that. The 30 generals with his Mark Brockovich and And you had that you had a big argument front of the U. S. Supreme Court today on Arizona's Election law and just for the non lawyers. This is a big thing. Most lawyers never argued before the U. S Supreme Court. It's It's an It's an incredible opportunity obviously had to do it virtually now. Have you argued before the Supreme Court before Mark I did. I have one other time. And I agree with you wholeheartedly that it is really an honor. And it was kind of extra special because literally the case is called Burn eventually, DNC because, you know, I stepped in to defend our election laws. So it was kind of extra special and it is kind of like the Super Bowl or the world Serious. Whatever that, you know you want to say about it? And I've said this before about You know, we don't have like a common religion in this country. We don't have a common ethnic identity. And the one thing that kind of binds us together is is the Constitution in the court's interpretation of those of the Constitution, and so it really is like something that's really neat, and I understand the gravity of it and He goes up to the challenge today. That's that's great. Now. This was about ballot harvesting. It's it's you were enforcing the defending Arizona's law suit was brought against it. What one of the suits say What did it claim and then tell us a little about what happened at the Supreme Court today? And there was there was actually two statues and question very one was. Arizona has restrictions on out of precinct voting, like a majority of states to and there was also restrictions on ballot harvesting, who could handle your ballot. So we argued that basically these air, common sense, racially neutral provisions and the court should uphold them. They're not inconsistent with the Voting Rights Act, and the other side essentially said that they were racist They were, you know, racially motivated and they're literally was a 7% difference and out of precinct voting between, uh African Americans and other voters. And so they took that statistical anomaly and basically said Aha, this is proof of racism, and we've said, um, it's not, and you have to have some sort of substantial dispirit impact and order to allege the state statute is unconstitutional. I heard just a bit of it. This morning. We were on the air, obviously, but I try to tune in. I noticed that Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions, which is very unusual. He seemed to be quite involved. Yeah. I mean, it was It was an interesting, you know, Exchange all the justices ended up asking all these questions. I do think from a legal perspective. It was interesting because the tests that we articulated are our view that you have to show the substantial disparate impact and two second problem causation that this state statute caused that, um even towards the end, the other side was, you know. Talking in terms that we were talking about, like looking at a totality of circumstances and almost acknowledging the wisdom of our test now, obviously couldn't bring themselves fully to do that. But I felt like it was a pretty good day. At least from my perspective. I thought it was interesting. This is Attorney General Mark Byrne of its joining us here on Qi Ta, er, I thought it was interesting that the incoming now the Biden administration. Didn't change anything about what the Justice Department did in an amicus brief in this case, How did were you surprised by that? Yeah. We were surprised by it and that you know that just came in, you know, a week or two ago, where they sent a letter to the court and You know, Of course, I actually did not get a chance to say this today. I wish I would have had the opportunity. But I mean the reality is even the Biden Justice Department agrees that are voting laws do not violate section to the voting Rights Act. So I think the DNC made a strategic mistake here, and I hope the Supreme Court basically Makes courts like the ninth Circuit held more accountable and we don't see it all this every time. There's an election. We get these constant lawsuits constant lawsuits, and it really frankly undermines people's confidence. And, and that's the reason why I think we have Ah, lot of caste lot of last election because you had state and federal courts basically coming in, and, you know, changing laws and one state, but not another state, and one practice in this state was okay. But in the ninth circuit, it wasn't okay and I really hoping, and I think it's imperative for the U. S. Supreme Court to come in. And set down a test and basically tell courts like the ninth Circuit to knock it off, and and then the ballot harvesting part, and I know for sure this is a case that many many states are looking at, because a lot of them instituted similar laws, and they're looking to see how the Supreme Court rules here. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we've I've said this we've said it is that this case obviously have national implications, Because if you accept the logic of the other side, you you know, every time you had a statistical difference, an anomaly. It would basically overturn any state election laws and that can't be consistent with the Constitution in the 14th 15th amendment, And so it's not the jobs of the courts to set policy, and we just want to make sure That when there is common sense, election integrity measures that preserve people's right to vote while maintaining confidence in the results that those laws are upheld. That's all we're asking you this, but this case was against the Democratic National Committee against you. Look, we never guess these things from the questions that come from the justices. But did you have a feel for how the questioning was coming? Any any feel for how the court was was looking at the case? Well, I'll tell you that. I think justice sort of my or is not a fan of mine, but but you know that we look you said it very You never know. Um what? What A judge is gonna do what the Supreme Court's going to do. But I really do feel confident that we had great briefing on this case. The argument one really well today and you know, based on the questioning. I think that you know, the courts seemed Sympathetic or, you know, they seemed inclined towards our argument versus you know what the DNC and what the secretary was. Argue. Secretary Hobbs argue Attorney General Mark Byrne of its joining us here on Qi to er it Let's Let's change subjects just a little bit here if we could general and I noticed something the other day about consumer complaints, and I was thinking about this a lot lately as we're getting our seniors The vaccine and talking about those 75 65 over who are more vulnerable to the vaccine. There's a lot of consumer fraud, things going on, and I noticed you had your office..
Manhunt intensifies for person or persons who planted pipe bombs in D.C.
"Is still searching for the person who put pipe bombs near the capital. CBS is Jeff to gaze with details. Video of the suspect. Investigators believe planted the pipe bombs the night before the attack on the capital. There is now a reward of $100,000 for the person seen in a great hood face mask and gloves, plus Nike Air maxes. The suspect to seeing carrying a backpack likely concealing the bombs, and investigators say he placed outside the RNC and DNC headquarters just blocks from the Capitol.
Pipe Bombs Believed To Have Been Placed Night Before Attack On U.S. Capitol
"Manhunt is intensifying for the person who planted pipe bombs near the capital. There are new clues, new video and a new reward tonight, as investigators reveal when they believe the bombs were dropped off. We get more now from CBS is Jeff to gaze. New video tonight of the suspect. Investigators believe planted the pipe bombs the night before the attack on the capital. There is now a reward of $100,000 for the person seen in a great hood face mask and gloves, plus Nike Air maxes. The suspect to seeing carrying a backpack likely concealing the bombs, and investigators say he placed outside the RNC and DNC headquarters just blocks from the Capitol.
Pipe bombs placed at RNC, DNC night before Capitol riot; feds up reward to $100,000
"The FBI has raised that reward to $100,000 for information about this suspect who they think placed pipe bombs near the DNC and RNC headquarters just before the Capitol riot. One pipe bomb the FBI says was placed at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee. At three 11th Street Southeast, the other placed at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, located at 4, 30, South Capitol Street Southeast number three. It happened between the hours of 7:30 P.m. and 8:30 P.m. on January 5th, which was the night before the Capitol Riot. The individual that placed the bombs was wearing a face mask. A great hooded sweatshirt, Nike air max speed turf shoes that were yellow, black and gray and carrying a backpack.
Pipe bombs placed at RNC, DNC night before Capitol riot; feds up reward to $100,000
"There's a race to find the suspect who planted pipe bombs on the eve of the deadly attack at the Capitol and now an increased reward for information leading to the arrest. The FBI now believes the pipe bombs were placed at the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee the evening before the Capitol riot and on Known individual wearing a face mask, gray hoody and yellow, black and gray Nikes placed the viable devices between 7:38:30 p.m.. The FBI increased the reward to $100,000. Finding the bomber is a priority as security protocols change for members of Congress Memo, obtained by ABC News said Capitol police will now patrol DC airports and union Station on days when
FBI: Pipe bombs at RNC, DNC were planted night before riot, Washington DC
"Discovered near the U. S. Capitol on the day of the deadly riots were planted the night before. The FBI says someone plays two pipe bombs the night of January, 5th, one outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the other outside the main office of the Democratic National Committee. Both are located within a half mile of the capital. In pictures released by the FBI and individual seen dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack. The agency is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Former South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison elected DNC chair
"On Twitter, South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison writing I'm honored to step up his chair of the Democratic National Committee. He challenged Lindsey Graham and last November's Senate race and prior to that ran to South Carolina Democratic Party. It is first post inauguration meeting today, the DNC party, making it official Jaime Harrison
Biden picks Jaime Harrison for DNC chair
"Elect Biden planning to select former South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison to chair the Democratic National Committee. He had run the South Carolina State Party before challenging Senator Lindsey Graham. Last year. Access dot com reporting that Harrison will replace outgoing DNC chair Tom Perez
Warning of possible nationwide attacks as D.C. locks down
"And law enforcement from Washington to Albany across the country will be on high alert for the next week in the lead up to inauguration Day after the attack on the U. S. Capitol. If FBI has warned of armed attacks and all 50 state capitals, former national Homeland Security adviser Fran Townsend spoke to our WCBS reporter Peter Haskell and says last week's assault on the Capitol is now showing this wasn't some ragtag insurgency. This was likely a well organized and well planned event. It's sort of appeared that way from just the images. But when you find two different packages of pipe bombs, one near the RNC and one near the DNC, you understand implicitly. That there had to be component parts gathered. It had to be someone with knowledge. There was they'll be a signature to that bomb. They'll be fingerprints and DNA's. They had to planet travel with it planted there. Ondo. It suggests sort of a wider, better organized event. The other really troubling thing I think we've learned in the Capitol police is undertaken an investigation as his congress is that there were individuals in the Capitol police Who either participated or aided those who were involved in the insurrection to have been charged. There's been a number almost a dozen have been suspended as part of this investigation. And so I think those are the key facts that we've learned on bears more right that will have to uncover to understand really what's going on. When you talk about the planning and the organization. What does that tell us about the risk going forward? So I think people now will take quite seriously the threat both against the inauguration, and the calls were protests in all 50 state capitals. Um, we've seen the FBI put out a bulletin warning about this threat. I know that the FBI through their joint terrorism task forces and DHS, through their local representatives are working with state and local authorities. Um, to be sure that they're prepared and have whatever intelligence the federal government him. Extremism is new with have Thies force his screaming and social media purees places for years. What do you think it was that unleashed this mob? So, look, I think that the president there's direct responsibility here, you know, often hear the phrase a dog whistle while the president was on Twitter calling for his supporters to come to Washington. For a rally that he would participate in. He incited them when they were there. Told them tow walk up to the kids to go to the capital. And so, look, I think that the president has to bear some responsibility here. For more on the conversation with Fran Townsend on protecting the capital and extremism. Listen to this week's 8 80 in depth podcast. Find it wherever you get your
Feds consider seditious conspiracy charges in Capitol, Washington DC, assault
"Department expects everything from sedition charges to trespassing to be levied against participants in the capital riot. Some people could go to prison for 20 years. Michael Sherwin is the U. S attorney for D. C. Acting U S attorney for the nation's capital, and he spoke during a news conference late this afternoon held alongside the FBI. He discussed what police were dealing with his writers swarm the capital on Wednesday, emphasis on assault and batteries on police officers, both federal officers. And local MPD officers that were assaulted and and as the days go on, there's going to be more social media and people will recognize that in some instances, and PD and Capitol police weren't open handed combat with somebody's persons inside the Capitol, where tear gas was used on the Capitol, police and federal officers and they were also used against some of these riders. So The picture was going to build. I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what happened within the capital, and it's going to come into a laser focus. I think over the next weeks and days, and I think people are gonna be shocked with some of the agree GIs contact that happened within the capital. The 30 react Assis that our office is also focusing on is we set up a strike force to focus on assault on the media. Some people aren't familiar that some of those riders specifically targeted members of the media and assaulted them. So we have assigned specific prosecutors in our office to focus on those cases as well. And what about two explosive devices found outside the capital. Those two pipe bombs that were found were found both outside the RNC and the DNC offices near the Capitol grounds. And, uh, look to begin. They were real devices. They had explosive igniters. They had timers. We don't know obviously, exactly why they did not go off that's being investigated. They were destroyed disabled by Capitol police with the assistance of the A. T F, and that is all obviously being vetted and investigating. What was the purpose of those devices being planned? Wasn't a diversion ery type of a tactic used by somebody's riders. Or did have some other type of nefarious purpose. So that is what the 80 f the FBI NPD are looking at, as we speak right now, and looking for those persons that planted those devices in terms of the conduct related to planning those, you know, pipe bombs, the mention of domestic terrorism. I mentioned this before. I don't like this tyranny of labels, saying an act of domestic terrorism we have plenty of federal Resource is at our disposal Plenty federal charges to address all of this conduct from felony murder related to the possession and use of destructive devices to seditious conspiracy, you know, under the federal code that has significant penalties and as mentioned with this strike force that was established to focus strictly on sedition charges. We're looking at in treating this just like a significant international counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation. We're looking at everything. Money travel records, looking at disposition movement communication records, so no resource related to the FBI. Or the U. S attorney's office will will be unchecked in terms of trying to determine exactly if there was a command and control how it operated and how they executed these activities. Michael Sherwin is the acting U S attorney for D. C. There is a $50,000 reward for information on who created and left those pipe bombs in D. C last week
Former Philadelphia police leader: Washington, DC's Capitol police seemed unprepared
"Justice reporter Kristin Joe Hansen tells us a former high ranking Philly cop says the agency didn't seem prepared for a day that they knew was going to be tense. Washington D. C has 32 law enforcement agencies the U. S Capitol has its Oh, I got a very professional organization. But they also found that they could just be a little bit territorial. Now retired former Philadelphia police deputy commissioner and chief Inspector of Homeland Security, Jo Sullivan, but this city through the 2016 DNC and worked with Capitol police to secure the event, he says there should have been perimeter set up at all building access points both inside and outside in the situation that they did not accept any help from the D. C. Police, who had announced days ago that they were going to be all hang His own deck. There are guidelines as to how the partnerships are expected to be organized and how they're supposed to work together, Solomon says. In this case, it looks like the Capitol police didn't call in other federal resource is to assist. That's something that will be a matter of discussion in the future. When they go back and do a hot Washington's incident and find out how this occurred. You've got protesters sitting in the House Chambers and Senate chambers. That's just not acceptable. Kristen Joe
Multiple explosive devices found amid Washington DC protests
"Authorities, responding to Wednesday's riot in the nation's capital say they found explosives at three locations around Washington, D. C. Four people died in the chaos at the U. S Capitol and more than a dozen officers were injured. NPR's Brian Mann. Reports D. C. Metro Police chief Robert Conte says his officers recovered firearms and other weapons as they fought to restore order to pipe bombs have been recovered One pipe bomb from the DNC another pipe bomb from the RNC. Cooler from a vehicle with with a long gun it that also included Molotov cocktails. This also was on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Speaking to reporters, Conte said to police officers remain hospitalized, one after being dragged into the pro trump crowd and beaten More than 50. People were arrested yesterday and D. C. Mayor Morial Bowser said an effort is underway to identify others who stormed the
US government agencies hacked, Russia suspected
"Russia is suspected of having multiple us government agencies including the department of homeland security and the commerce treasury departments. The heck is said to have gone undetected for months the investigation is still underway. And there's a lot we don't know yet but when the smoke clears matter say the breach could amount to one of the most significant national security failures in years or puerto dustin bolts cover cybersecurity and intelligence for the wall street journal and he joins us now to talk more about this destined. Thanks for joining me. Humanity could be here all right. So what do we know about who these hackers are and how they gained access so we are still learning a lot about this hack and how it came to be and who's behind it but what we are hearing so far from our sources in and outside the government is that this is believed to be russia's foreign intelligence service. This is an elite cyber espionage group that has engaged in successful cyber attacks against government agencies in the past most notably they preached the obama administration several years ago including the state department in the white house also in the lead up to the two thousand sixteen election. They were also implicated in hacking the democratic national committee. They are not the group that ultimately was responsible for leaking those emails and sort of interfering in the election. That was a separate russian group but this group had been actually in the dnc systems for a longer amount of time sort of quietly engaging and political espionage so this is a confirmed that it is these russians. These are very very capable. Hackers considered some of the best spies basically in the world when it comes to this type of behavior and what we know about how they gain access to all these agencies so the suspected russian operation involved basically hijacking a routine software update mechanism for this company called solar winds that does network management four tons of government agencies and more than four hundred of the fortune five hundred companies in the us essentially by hijacking this software upgrading mechanism The hackers were able to build a backdoor into the networks of targets that they wanted to pursue and over the course of several months. We actually think this dates back to march of this year. According to solar winds and other sources they were able to determine which ones they wanted to go after based on their intelligence directives and burrow into their systems and lie in wait for for weeks or months scanning emails spying on internal communications. And that sort of thing. This is sort of a cybersecurity. Professionals would call a supply chain attack where they're able to compromise something that is used widely by a lot of different customers and then by doing that they can sort of have free rein to go after the victims that are then compromised as a result of that attack. We should note here. That russia has denied responsibility for the attack destined. How big a deal is this breach in relation to what we've seen before. Can you just kind of put this into context for us. This is a very significant breach. The only question is sort of how significant it is and is it going to count eventually when all said and done as one of the worst cyber breaches on record. Someone i spoke to. He told me that on a scale of one to ten in terms of severity. This ranks as a tent and the expectation is that in the coming days and weeks. We're probably going to learn about a lot. More government agencies that were breached as well as potentially any number of private networks ranging from defense contractors to accounting firms to a major major companies and all sorts of industries that would be potentially relevant to the hackers. There's a lot remains to be seen about how significant this is. But this is certainly alarming folks inside the government and around the cyber security community. It is worth noting that by all accounts. This is cyber espionage campaign. This was not something that was destructive. This was not you know. This wasn't a ransomware attack. Where hospital now works. Were being frozen opera. Something and they were unable to access patient data. This wasn't it's like some of the major attacks we've seen in recent years that were attributed to north korea for example that did damage to hundreds of thousands of systems around the world. This does appear to be classic espionage but very very significant espionage that got it and this is the result of hackers exploiting of onery product by a private company that's commonly used by the government among other customers. You know it sounds like every link in the chain has to be secure in order to keep your systems safe. How does the government do that is even possible. That is a question and that is something that a lot of folks and government has spent years trying to focus on and they have not come up with a clear easy solution. The reality is that the federal government uses hundreds or thousands of vendors across all the agencies and it is very difficult to maintain the security across the entire supply chain. It's easy to forget that. Just a few years ago several agencies. We're using ski lab products. Despite widespread concerns that that russia antivirus company could potentially be a security risk. Because i of course you know denied all those allegations but the risks were very well known in the us government but they were still being used widely in several different agencies. And so when you sort of take a step back and you realize there's just tons and tons of vendors being used it is really really difficult to ensure the security of all of them and make sure that they're dealing with all the best practices and protecting their systems as much as they should be but this is the lawmakers in both parties have brought attention to that they've raised concern about. And and this is certainly going to add to the level of scrutiny. Another thing that i think is worth noting solar winds actually listed on its publicly available website. All of its many government clients and a lot of his high profile private sector clients. So if you are a hacker with a foreign government this is sort of a roadmap for you to know that. Hey if i can infiltrate these guys. I'll have the keys to the kingdom for all sorts of folks for example in the nsa nasa all branches of the military again more than four hundred the top five hundred fortune five hundred companies and they were all publicly listed on solar wins website as customers and so it would be very easy to identify them as a top target given the the huge range of customers that they had and you mentioned before that even figuring out the scope of this attack. Something that's gonna take days or weeks maybe months so what happens next. How does the government go about re securing. Its systems that remains to be seen as well there are lawmakers already who are saying that they are very concerned about this and that they hope that the outgoing trump administration takes seriously. But this is coming out. A uniquely vulnerable moment for the federal government given that we have a president elect joe biden set to take office and a little bit more than a month. And so it's not clear how. The trump administration plans to respond or mitigate these issues the department of homeland security's cyber wing did issue an emergency directive telling all civilian agencies to immediately uninstall the software from their systems. But that alone won't necessarily fix the problem because the hackers already and getting rid of that software doesn't necessarily in the fight certainly. This is something that folks are concerned about the administration and it's going to be a top concern for the incoming biden administration. I mean imagine a world which now seems that we're in where the administration is taking office shortly after. Several of the federal agencies have been ransacked by a hostile power. It looks like that's what's happening and it seems like that's going to be a serious issue that the biden administration is going to have to deal with wants to take office on january twentieth. And i just want to widen out for a second here. You cover cybersecurity intelligence forest and it has been a really busy year for your beat. It seems like every week practically. We're learning about new breaches. Why is that because twenty twenty has just been one heck of a year. I mean the reality is. There's a lot of added vulnerabilities given the pandemic right. So people are working from home meaning that they're relying more on technology than ever before that is allowed. Hackers to have added opportunities to mess with businesses. Hospitals have been obviously stressed under the pandemic meaning. That ransomware attacks on on their systems are more urgent than ever. And at the same time. You have a lot of foreign governments and others who are very interested in stealing vaccine research and so when you add all those things together. In addition to the fact that there was an election in which they're were heightened concerns about four interference. There was just sort of a lot of things happening in the world that made us more vulnerable and more at risk for cybersecurity episodes. And what you're seeing right now could have happened regardless of the pandemic but the reality is that i think twenty twenty showed us. Just how reliant. We are technology and how we need to be ever vigilant dealing with those threats.
Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit
"Fox news will have to pay a settlement to the family of a slain Democratic National Committee employee authorities in Washington DC say twenty seven year old Seth rich was shot to death in twenty sixteen and what they called a botched robbery attempt but that wasn't the news that fox news followers were getting rich's parents Joel and Mary sued over a fox article in commentary that their son had leaked DNC emails to wikileaks a lower court threw out the case but an appeals court reinstated it and in the end fox settled details on how much of a settlement weren't disclosed in a statement rich's parents say they hope the settlement will make the media more careful in the future I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Too Ambitious? How the Press Covers Female Politicians
"And today i have two of the best political minds joining us and today we're going to focus on election day. We are recording this eight days out. It is so crazy to even say that. But we're going to talk to them about the election. What they think. We'll see what we really seen with women this campaign cycle in particular so we have to start. Intrude biji fashion with asking both of you. How did you get started in politics. Teen. let's start with you while i got started in politics. Actually the way. I got started on especially women's equality. Politics was right out of college. I found myself after i graduated from college. I got married to a guy from chicago. That's how i got to illinois and working for state government in springfield illinois in nineteen seventy eight with was the year when we were trying to pass the equal rights amendment and illinois was the hotbed of american feminism. If you can believe that. And so i learned all about you know marching and organizing protests and we would stand in our our green and white while they anti forces were there red and white circling the rotunda of the state capitol building at mail was there and all sorts of folks and here. I was a young twenty something Really just swept up in all of it in. That's how it got started from there and never stopped just working on gender equity issues democratic politics. You know when you live in chicago democratic politics like i'll full-time full contact sport. So that always did that. As part of my work started a group called cook county democratic women which was the first organization to support jentzsch. Caskey for office is not an incredible congresswoman and one of our congressional leaders And along the way met a guy and talented wife. Long enough ago that the three of us can't remember when we first met. Which was barack obama and michelle obama way way way back in the early days of his political career and his and then from there i loaded. That's fascinating and with karen. I met karen when i had my first job in. Dc in two thousand eight. I was the assistant to the political director in care with during communications department and i could tell immediately. I'm like oh this lady. Don't take no bats. Well you know that. Was you know as much as i love howard dean because this was at the dnc. Under howard dean. You know you kind of had to get in his face trying to so in the morning. Communications meetings as a representative from the political department. And you just sit there. I'm like i'm just here. Take notes just passed the notes back to the political director. Karen ran a tight ship off. Thank you so much well so for me. I was. When i got of college. I was working at a facility. It was in the kind of downtown. La pasadena it was a minimum security facility for teenage girls and these girls were incarcerated. They with their children because they were either pregnant or had very small children and so as part of their deal they were allowed to be in this residential facility in their part of there was school as part of it by loved it but it was. It was incredibly hard and one of the things that made it so difficult. Was that a lot of these young women you know. They're learning had learning challenges that were related to many of them had been sexually abused They had been engaged things and they had because this was a time. This was the early nineties When we saw a real explosion and understanding of gang engaging culture in la i went to ucla and girls. Were you know this was a big thing. Right that Women young women were could be just as violent. Frankly what frustrated me was this. This facility would classify a lot of these young women as having learning disabilities that they didn't have as a way to get more money. And i was really angry about that because i felt like you know you're these kids already have disadvantages and you're to be listed as learning challenge or learning disabled. That's a whole other mark that at that time in particular was just going to set the set back even farther.
Democrats, and the Latino vote
"Yesterday I had to make to DECAF coffee so To DECAF. This week it's been that way. Hey, welcome to think. And it's Friday and it's Friday before Election Day. And I'd. Giddy or something like that or depressed. I don't know I'm like. I'm. Not. Really. In should sometimes but anyway no, but I've been really focused. Well, I'm really happy to hear that because he knows our first topic is. Oh my God five days away from the election is when we are recording this Friday before the election. So, it's a matter of. Funny how much attention to the Latino vote to the black vote and you know I'm thinking a lot about the particular groups that are not being polled. Yeah. So you and I have been really talking about Nitty Gritty subsets like, for example, the Cuban Venezuelan Americans in Florida who are tending to vote Republican. But again, what's happening to their kids? You know if you throw religion into the mix as you know this is something I've been reporting about this week. Let the next event Jellicoe, yes. Complicated Yes fascinating fast-growing group that people were like who cares about them. The Small Black Conservative movement in Twenty nineteen forty percent of black. Democrat self identified is moderate Yeah Right now it appears that support for trump among black men who? Could be on the increase and that of course is compared to twenty sixteen. And let's talk about. The Asian. American Community Twenty Sixteen Bangladeshi and Pakistani Americans voted for Hillary Clinton at higher rates than Indian. Americans, are we geeking out? Yeah. But we are because actually who you this is the message if you are a political player if you are campaign manager yes you to hyper target. These community because these are the ones that you know I didn't know what t w stood for, but that's for the win. That you said that I had to ask my son that's so adorable. I was like sweet. Please tell me what t w yours we speaking something else for the win who are you and I are not. Political campaign managers but we can see that if you target hyper target Oh. Yeah. Let's four the win but let me give you one very clear example and I'm going. EQUA- I'm watching morning. Joe I. Love it earlier this week and Joe Scarborough for the first time I think said the Puerto Rican vote in Florida and I'm simple they're going to you even know what that means and why the Democrats are still struggling to get some of the most important voters in America. You know I have done so much reporting with Puerto, Rican organizers on the ground in central Florida since two, thousand, sixteen every one of them to a T. tells me one of the Democrats GonNa get us. They don't understand that realities between the diaspora and the island have changed politically. Issues about the debt issues about our place as a colony it's okay to say colonialism. That's why I give AOL see all the credit in the world back during the DNC when she said colonialism. That's where that new voter is thinking about that relationship with being in the United States and to get Joe Biden and the Democrats are just be like, oh, we are. We're showing up here's least fancy and Ricky Martin. That's the part where I feel is being missed. I am just going to say this right now. If anyone comes after me Tuesday and says, what about the Puerto Rican voters I'm going to be like Democrats did not do a good job getting them enthused look where are the best political campaigns run in this country including Puerto Rico? Fucking Puerto Rico. Okay. So whatever it is, it's political show. Let me ask you this question about Latino. Jealous because you talked to Reverend Saito who was featured in America by the numbers. and. He's president of the National Latino Evangelical Organization that has a lot of influence with both political parties. You talked him this week about the Gel goes in two thousand twenty. Where'd you find out? Well, you know. Trump folk have been reaching out for awhile. It's been like three years. That they have been working and working and working on Latino. Evangelical interesting. So Reverend Saudi, that's what he told me. He said this is been their understanding that if you get a slice of the Latino Latina Evangelical vote that can help you in Florida. And I'm just like Donald. Trump is not that smart? We know that. So the fact that he has people in his team that understand this Florida vote. Is just like okay. Well, this is the Democrats to lose. They talk a lot about this thing that you and I never mentioned which is quote unquote religious liberty. And Evangelical Community there is a perception that religious liberties are under attack. I know we're like what really they feel that the state is increasingly encroaching under freedom of religion in this country, and then the final thing is abortion. You know that was my big lesson. Don't underestimate it. Yeah. My big MAC quarterback for years ago was I did not understand the Puerto. Rican. Vote. In central Florida could swing on the issue of abortion and because they're evangelical. But here's the other side of that one. We don't know about younger evangelical whether or not. They will just say I can't do this anymore Donald Trump and the other big state and play were Latino evangelicals. This geeky Geeky can I guess tell me Pennsylvania? You're so smart and where in Pennsylvania O.. EILL. Lehigh valley have. Latino. Evangelical vote there is more heavily towards
AOC met more than 400,000 young potential voters on their own turf: Twitch
"Holy cow On Tuesday this week, Congress person Alexandria Kaze O Cortez undertook a socially distant get out the vote effort through the streaming platform twitch. Her pitch opened the three hour plus event and closed it to first things first. If you are able to vote we are here I will vote dot com. Make sure that you make your voting plan and if you can't vote if you're under the age of 18 make sure you talk to someone that can vote and try toe direct them. Tie will vote dot com. And make sure that they get their voting plan in place. But 400,000 plus viewers hadn't pulled up posies first twitch stream to hear her pitch. They were mainly their toe. Watch her game. Oh, my God! Oh, my God. Oh, Mike, I knew it. The first term representatives first kill in the game among us, which has lately become popular among videogame streamers, some of whom joined her that evening. Rosie is that Is that weird to just call you AOC? No, Romeo. See Mike pence. OK, call me I Iove you guys. All right, though many have politicked on social media before. The old school playbook of the ground game and TV ads still dictate the 21st century campaign. But from the cove it era emerges a new playbook, according to the verge political reporter, mechanic Kelly and in that book Tuesdays Livestream marks a landmark event. McKenna. Welcome to the show. Hey, it's great to be here. So the stream was a massive success as Faras viewership goes, but it was also billed as a get out the vote effort. Do we know how successful that Wass At the peak point of the stream folks of the DNC were saying that they were getting the most referrals to the website? Two. I will vote dot com than they ever have. Do We know how money that Wass I was not able to get a specific figure. But during the vice presidential debate they bought fly will vote dot com And then when Taylor Swift Said that she was going to endorse Joe Biden they bought Taylor will vote dot com So there have been huge referrals to this link before and saying that the stream was bigger than say. That huge viral moment with the fly, and Taylor Swift, who is arguably one of the most famous celebrities in the world, says a lot Now, a lot of folks weren't going to sit through the entire thing. But there were moments that were clipped and put on Twitter or YouTube. Like when AOC talked about socialized medicine with H Bomber guy, you go to the doctor and you say I have this problem, and then they prescribe you medicine and then you just go pick it up. That's it. And then you go home. And you Google how much it would have cost in America. Oh, my God. Later he kills her. I'm actually a bit heartbroken, but, hey, life is cheap. Can you talk about that moment, so people and users on twitch our custom to diving in and out and jumping in the chat and chatting for a little bit and then maybe going watching on TV or some other video so unimportant part? Of the twitch culture is the clips function. And when people do catch something interesting those clips in those conversations Khun Go viral and reach even bigger audiences on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube than they ever could on twitch because which of course, is live. But these clips will last forever. Now. Polygon Senior Editor Patricia Hernandez wrote this week that it wasn't just about organizing and savvy. This was fandom. Those hundreds of thousands of viewers included thousands of stands, referring in this case to the AOC diehards. For people who you know, aren't as hep to the jive as I am. Stan is a term that's drawn from the title of an Eminem song. Right, Right. My girlfriend jealous because I've talked about 24 7, but you don't know him like I know you slim. No one does. You don't know what it was, like people like us growing up for me, man. I'll be the biggest fan. You'll ever lose yours, then. Yes, we could be together. When it comes Tio stand culture with pop culture and movies and television. Oftentimes people will draw fan art of their favor. Characters and people were doing that for a OSI in 2018, and she was re posting that fan art on her instagram page. So she has been building this community of people for a very, very long time. And that's why Tuesday's stream was so successful she already had this base. There are already people who stand each bomber guy. There are already people who stand Tucson piker and poking Manet and the other folks who are on there. There was just a bunch of communities colliding in a really interesting way. And then, of course,
"dnc" Discussed on Skullduggery
"We in the leave it to beaver world I grew up in. Ninety Eight, ninety, nine percent of the people voted on election day Walter cronkite with announce the results at eleven o'clock, and we all went to bed on election night knowing who the president was. That's not the world we live in and we shouldn't be waxing nostalgic for that world. We have taken steps across this country to make it easier for people to vote by giving them options, and we had a really important decision come out of north. Carolina. Which is why we may not know the winner in North Carolina. North. Carolina is a razor thin state. It is a this is a jump ball right now in North Carolina, and as a result of a decision by the Fourth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals twelve to three decisions. It was a decisive decision and the Appellate Court of votes that are postmarked by election day they will have a number of days to be REC-. That's a good thing we want to make sure not only that everybody votes, but every vote is counted and in places like North Carolina, hopefully, in Wisconsin we're in the middle of a lawsuit we're going to find out from the Supreme Court shortly about the result of that in Pennsylvania, you have till Friday to receive ballots Postmarked by Election Day, and so Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin I have every expectation that at eleven o'clock at night we're still not going to know who the winner is because in those states by law, they can't start counting the ballots until seven m parenthetically that's a silly rule and it shouldn't be that way. alls. That does is make people's jobs harder and in Pennsylvania Governor Wolf has been trying to get the Republican legislature to agree to allow them to start counting the ballots five days before the election, we're not going to release the results but Republicans don't want to do that, and here's why it's very nefarious. They want there's a decided advantage in vote by mail among Democrats. It's it's it's. You know the majority of those ballots, request, democratic ballots, and they wanna be able to show at eleven o'clock at night. Oh, Donald trump is still ahead even though there's two million votes haven't been tabulated. So it's very, it's silly it's nefarious. It's all about they're trying to create a false narrative on election night but the thing I'm trying to say to the listeners here is you should not be concerned if it takes longer for votes to be counted because we want every vote to be counted remember two, thousand, Eighteen California's votes were trickling in. Ten twelve fourteen days after and as every vote was counted, we were winning more seats in Congress because we made. We made a structure there that allowed for so many people to participate. So this is the world we live in A. We may not know who the winner is by midnight on election night. But again, like you pointed out before, we will have some clues because from Florida, because of Ohio, because of Arizona and the way they report out and possibly North Carolina although frankly I'm not sure I would put. North. Carolina in that category because of. The closeness of the race and the ballot receipt decision, which is a good decision. Okay. GotTa ask you about the Senate. So Democrats will need will in all likelihood will need. To flip four seats assuming that Doug Jones in. Alabama does not win. I'm sure you're not going to concede that right now and assuming that Joe Biden wins the election. So which or the four Senate seats that you think right now are most likely to flip to the Demirel side. The beauty of the Senate is the same is very similar to. In the pathway to seventy we have multiple pathways to two seventy as we've discussed in this podcast and we have multiple pathways to Senate majority I. Mean, we have Arizona and Colorado where we have to really strong. We have strong candidates everywhere, but we have the fundamentals there are solid. We're not taking anything for granted. We have opportunities in Maine with Sarah Gideon who continues to be ahead. We have opportunities in Iowa where Theresa Greenfield actually knows what the price of corn was and what the price of soybeans were and her opponent didn't know what the price of soybeans where that's a bad idea to not know that when you're in a farm state like Iowa. We have opportunities in Kansas. Where Barbara bully a former Republican the medical doctor is in a dead heat race there we have to opportunities in Georgia and again it races North Carolina we are. Again another really really close race. You know you move to the Pacific northwest and you have both Steve Bullock in Montana someone's going to win that race by a few thousand votes. It's a really close race the that's that was the case with Jon Tester in his most recent reelect. Montana has a very high union density and Steve Bullock has a really good relationship with the Labor movement there I think they're going to be really really helpful for them and there's a and I'm a big believer that good governance is great politics. Steve Bullock has been a great steward of that state during this pandemic and voters appreciate that you move up to Alaska there's a sleeper race of I've ever seen one again, another medical doctor running his father was very. Involved in Alaska politics a generation ago, and that's a dead heat race Doug, Jones, and Mike Espy in Alabama and Mississippi we helped we invested a lot in. Doug Jones and twenty seventeen. We continue to invest a lot there and for both of those races, the challenges, the same it's about turning out African American voters at scale like Doug did and twenty seventeen and what both in the process of doing now and having enough moderate white voters and other voters to come around. I I know, Issakov got one last question. But I just what you just reminded me of one thing that I wanted to quickly ask you which is you mentioned the African American vote and one thing that we've noticed is donald trump continues to outperform. By a little bit not a lot but with African American voters particularly with male African. American voters why do you think that is? Well again, you're talking about African American women for Doug Jones where ninety six percent and African American men I think were eighty nine percent role I'm talking about. African. American. Male support for understand and so you have that high single digit it's. The African American female support is stratospheric and the African American male support..
Bringing Democracy to the People With Amanda Litman
"So Amanda Run was founded on the day of trump's inauguration. So tell me a little bit about the organization and why you founded it. So I worked for Hillary's for two years before that for President Obama for the Florida Governor's race in for nonprofit and between the week after election day I, got a facebook message from somebody I went to college with Hey Amanda. You've worked in politics. You know this world I. Want to run for office because of trump president seems like anybody can do this. What do I do and I did? Not have an answer for him. I did not know what to tell him to go. He wanted to be more than just a volunteer and more than just voter. If he wanted to actually lead, there was nowhere that would be guaranteed to take this call. So I reached out to a whole bunch of people. One of whom became my co-founder that's incredible operative, Dross Morales for Cudjoe we wrote a plan we built a website and me launch run for something. As you said on inauguration day we thought we'd got maybe a hundred people who wanted to run for local office instead in the first week, we had a thousand as of today we're up. To more than fifty one, thousand young people across the country who've raised their hands just say I want to run for local office what next so we've built an organization that does best that we find more people who wanna run things like School Board City Council and state legislature and we help them through the process I think it's so cool and one of the things I love so much about run for something is that you proudly self identify as progressive and that you came from the Obama and DNC campaigns and I, think there is this kind of lake mistaken belief that you can't be progressive and be a traditional. Democrat. So what are your? Thoughts on that lay that out for US unpack that a little bit. How does it work for us? I think we define Progressive Democrat really broadly, we look for a set of shared values shared belief that everybody deserves access to affordable healthcare that everybody's sort of access to education that we need to fight for working families that we need to protect organized labor that we need to protect it and for the environment, and we can share those goals and disagree on the tactics that we need to accomplish them. But the only way we get to really implement those tactics or even have a starting place to decide a meme is to win elections. I. So, for us a Democrat or progressive in New York might look a little different than Democrat in Vienna right. But we gotta be willing to win everywhere to run everywhere on our set of shared values and we also know that for most people especially for local elections. Partisan identification is the way they make their voting decision they look at the ballot and they say, this one's a democrat. Cool. That's all I know about them. So for us, right really important to support people running under that party line knowing that that's the way the most voters make up their minds. It's so smart and it makes so much sense because every district of restate the. Issues are different and I think people forget that when we live in these big cities that when you look at some place, a state that isn't sort of a metropolitan city, you get such tunnel vision about what the issues are in the context of your life that you forget that it could be different in the context of someone else's life and especially because what we only work on local elections. So Library School Board, Water Board, University Board and Community College Boards and Yes State House and State Senate. The issues that you're focusing at these levels is often a little bit more but also a lot less partisan it how keeping water clean how are We getting trash picked up are we funding our roads and our schools? The tangible delivery of those issues makes it so that what it means to be a progressive on them are things like my favorite example here we work for the Coroner Candida in Jefferson County. Colorado which factor more than thirteen hundred counties they'll elect corners he was reading on a progressive platform. The thing that he wanted to ensure was that after death trans people were not being this gendered, which was something that the current coroner was doing, and that is a really important thing because the way that gender is recorded on death certificates affects crime statistics and homicide statistics and suicide statistics. All of which are really important especially as they relate to a community that is disproportionately represented in things like suicide homicide. So as you think about what is the progressive value look like an issue like a coroner's office? That's one of the ways in which you can show up and it was a really interesting way to see the way that our values can trade themselves into progressive policies and all kinds of offices
"dnc" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"That is the next test, he passed this test, he passed it I think with flying colours. The next test is, can you stand on a stage with DONALD TRUMP? Ran Hold your own and I think this will give him some comments. He's GonNa get a lot of of reinforcement on this there too I think trump will continue to. Unless he gets smart about it but I I think he loves to troll people too much. He's going to continue to drag. Biden a you know to dog him about. His mental acuity and so on, and he's going to lower the bar. Yeah. Forum he's setting Biden up for sure. Didn't work tonight from said. Hey Watch him drool and next thing I heard again the crack of the bat and the Bosnian another zipcode. And were now. Guy Some expectations so it's. Shift tonight in the dynamics of the race and Biden's favor I think when? You let's pick that up Mike when you said You. When you said, what has trump have to do and is trump capable of doing what it is you would say he to do in order to make some progress understanding. That he is at some level behind in this race. It's a race that will get tighter, but he's got to add vote and no I'd love to hear what you have, what if you're on his team let's. Let's size for second. Let's let's say what, what, what are you doing? What is the best of what the Democrats did you want a copy assuming you in a short period of time and and what do you want to improve on? Well, you know I've said for a while about I would start with medication because the the problem for the trump campaign people is their cattle like the guys on the other side of the counter from John. Belushi. In the famous SNL cheeseburgers sketch, it's GONNA be. A cheeseburger trump he can't serve up you know the smart campaign would have done a lot earlier to reach out beyond the cul de sac you stuck in with grumpy old white guys. You know that I love him to get get other people like the suburbs back. So he doesn't have the normal tools you know we're used to the big menu of stuff you can do it with trump not gonNA happen. So I think what they're. You can kind of can kind of see it now the advertising. Trump wants to give a big speech. They're going to try to stage it with presidential strength I thought it. You Know Brian would be in front of Air Force One they're talking about Rose Gardner, the White House, but it still trump alone if a prompter and he's done that a few times, it's always pretty awful. So I think ninety percent of their convention is GonNa be Alright. Biden told Biden Story. Now we're gonNA tell biting story and is all going to be ideology. We're GONNA go through the voting record we're going to say Kamla Harris's second most senator according to the nonpartisan Yada Yada we're going to have cops talking about beaten up being beaten up by thugs and we're gonNA have tales of woe from around the country due to disorder and the crazy laughton all these vile forces that are. Out there so is going to be accountable Auburn attacks on crazy dangerous leftism and voting records plus trump doing kind of his law and order one. Perron stuff and you know it'll be one note it'll be sloppily produced right but but he asked for in question is not what you think they will do. He asked Robert Asked what you think they showed the trump that's been the problem for three years I don't think they can. But how would I go after Biden? Yeah. I would do you know Biden's Ben in politics for thirty years? He's a corporate Washington senator. He's part of the swamp and here's what he stands for and I. Slept out the voting record and commas vulnerable to this too and I grind the hell out of them on all that stuff because the character contrast is unwinnable. so you gotta the algae now asked, do you think the? If we look at these conventions a little bit like the mirrors of each other in some ways. The one thing we've yet to hear from Donald Trump. editor that's hard to believe because we hear a lot from Donald Trump but we've not heard is how he wants to occupy the next four years as a continued incumbent president. I don't think he has. What's the onus on him to lay some of that out and? I I agree with Murphy I. Is the Lens you'll hear a lot of next week. I think the question is As. The incumbent. How much repair and how much lifting of the future to two mikes earlier Reagan point has to be done And can he can he get in? Can he possibly do that? Yeah. I think that would be helpful if he could paint you know what Biden did tonight. Well, let's play a clip of how he he closed his. his speech because it sort of emblematic of of the tone of it, which was ultimately quite. Hopeful. it. You know is the basic message was we are this is a terrible time. We know the way out. You, know we know he doesn't know the way out. Here's what we're going to do, and here's where we're going. And And it was at the at the end who was a very hopeful speech which I think people want all presidential campaign..
"dnc" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Because I think the people who are on the bubble is soft Biden voters. Are People who need reinforcement who don't know that much about him I mean the guy's been around politics fifty years but you look at these focus groups you look at polling there are big gaps in people or there were big gaps in people's knowledge of than that of course, is the great advantage of a convention. Because you've got this audience that's fairly large and you've got an a no filter and you can give them any information you wanna give them and I think to the to the extent they did and they a lot of it. Kudos by the way to my Buddy Davis Guggenheim did a lot of the films for about Biden. The the the the Amtrak. was actually a film. The McCain film the film tonight the violence against women film all of them really gave people at richer sense of Biden as a person and also as a public official and what he's done in his public life, which is really. Important so I think he performed up to the level he had to. He was energetic. He the language was right unifying as you point out might I thought he frankly had a the right edge of populism as economic message which is important and he delivered a scorching indictment on. On Co Vid. Yeah. Heartfelt to you could tell that's when his speech really came alive I thought the first you know I third of it was wrote but adequate, and then the covert thing sparked something and him and he just shifted into who I am mode with the most powerful thing in politics is authenticity and our cynical. Word he said and I thought it was right from his heart and I, agree with you that if there was a thing that worked the mixmaster on it was a the Biden. Story is good enough. They could've told it more because that's the only loose bolt on this entire election who is Joe Biden? We know trump is not any change I I kinda grimace tonight gibs when Julia Louis Drivers who I love Inserted jokes that were anti-trump jokes after every bit. So they do a piece on faith. And she she she takes a shot at trump coming out of the. That there was a certain lack of sobriety in places where sobriety was called for because she was so eager to. Take shots at trump. I'm not sure that was. All that helpful but. On the whole. Damn good production yen talked about this over the course of the week you know. Those those shots that funny you know. Haha. Donald Trump joke It tends to make people in the hall feel good It's not directed at the very small number of people left. That will decide the outcome of this election like you guys I. You know I'm always over I would always over index more on the. Biden story. Because as you said, David I think the electorates decided there. They don't WanNa Rehire the incumbent. The question now is, do they want to hire Biden and I thought maybe the most powerful endorsements were were not the big names or the politicians but I loved like Murphy did the Amtrak Video? I loved the security. Guard. From The New York Times mostly because it's a, it's also a great sort of thumb at the overall establishment. I loved tonight story of the thirteen year old from newsroom measure of the this. and Kit Brayden that was one of the most moving. Pieces, I mean, there were several times during the this week when I was moved to tears in that was one of them that kid was so brave and courageous when you're watching that video that picture of of Biden at a table going through a book of poetry with that boy and you're realizing that here's a man running to be the most powerful office holder in the world who's taken time out to give a talk to somebody like that. Really really remarkable and the poise of that. Of that thirteen year old going on. TV tonight. Wow. Yeah and and and stuttering and. You. Know that. So, so so so brave, would you said it made me tear up to an ambitious Republican you know, I I didn't understand worrisome get booted out all the fuss about old yeller was but boy that kid got me was so so brave and incredible I I just want Hallelujah one thing you said because I tweeted this during the thing and got an interesting little twitter storm started I thought a lot of the jokes landed from Julia Louis Dreyfus with a bad crash and particularly the one where Biden's talking about faith in south, Carolina and they do the awkward kind of into then she comes up with hey, not it's not really you know it was just It was it was really too bad I. I I I really I thought. I thought that was too bad I. Robert Robert knows we I was involved in and you're involved in in conventions, but I was in deeply into the planning of to conventions. And the thing that you're always telling people and thinking is. look the crowd is you know the crowd? Is there the crowds important but? You really talking to people at home you're talking twenty thirty, million Americans. And you WANNA have a conversation with them what this format allowed. was that the was intimate conversations they.
"dnc" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Gas Tax Route Robert Gibbs former White House press secretary, and you're probably wondering why are we? Why are you hearing a second show and why are we hearing you? That's what we wanted. Yeah. WHO's this? What the? It's we ran over here right after the convention we wanted to get a second show in the can and we've got a big announcement that you heard Murphy do earlier in the week, we're going to start a second show there's probably enough material for ten shows. There's not enough of our time to do ten. So we're going to do a second show I am honored and humbled much like Joe was an accepting the Democratic nomination. Except the the nomination to anchor along with some other guest hacker. a second show every week and to be part of. Continued to be part of. This great discussion. So let's Let's doing. We'll be fireworks by the way to celebrate your installation. Waiting in the parking lot and. Round up a couple of wine and my third cousin. Of You guys I'm going to the parking lot with you. I'm not going to some parking lot in Chicago at midnight. Our suspending a fireworks. What do we? What do we think is the it's in the books the most unusual and I would argue maybe the best convention that I've seen and I've been to a lot of them but what? What what happened this week From your from your stand wells, I'll one. All agree I've learned to lessons from Covid, which is one. You don't need a traditional convention in two long pants or really not that necessary. Casper on Zoom I thought you know I'm always schizophrenic. I'm like Sybil on these conventions because I'm a Republican I'm not signed up to allow this left wing. No Shit gals. Thanks for the way. If you were unclear about that. So I spend most of my time screaming at the screen but there were some real high points in trying to be an analyst about it I do questions one did they move the ball forward or backward and there's absolutely no doubt they moved at forward they filled in the Joe Biden story in my view, they could have done more but they did plenty got better every night and Second did Biden Dr he had to do to rise to the level that he crushes the trump senile joe thing and performed adequately. So I went in there expectations of adequate and he knocked it out of the park. It was really a terrific was the best buy speech not of or rhetorical heights the at a couple but it was so authentic to who biden is it even better than the convention which I think was excellent. Caught the mood of the country, which was unity steady competence. We can rise above this all the all the things he said about hope versus fear. So I I thought Biden had the moment of his life and He got a feel really good about tonight. Now agree you know one thing that trump.
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"dnc" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Most hopeful things that has happened since this election is people out there in the country didn't wait for the dnc to tell them what to do they form swing left indivisible and i know i spent a lot of time with the swing left group in san francisco where i live and they have been knocking doors for these exact voters in the crooked districts for over a year now they go every weekend to one of those districts and they knock doors in so it'll be great everyone everyone joined the party dnc the outside groups swing left and everyone if you think the dnc not spent enough money to the dnc money's not going to get you enough we're gonna go to swing lesson volunteer and go to all these sorts and do it like we don't have to wait around to be told what to do anymore can also think it's important that people understand that because we're dealing with folks that usually do not vote meantime election and unregistered voters that if they were registered we'll be likely to vote democrat this is a persuasion and mobilization effort at a persuasion of people that are our voters and traditionally we look at the demographics that they outline asianamericans guy under lat next african american voters as purely mobilization no you need to go to these communities communities that are not that don't necessarily are their cooling democratic party and explain why you would like to earn their vote and persuade them to actually be with you on the issues and then also persuade mobilize into the polls and we don't if you look at these demographics as persuasion we got some persuading people have to understand that that is the most important point i think the democratic party is really good at looking at where blocks voters are that we could turn out and saying we turn them out then we will win but that skips a step and we're talking to stacy aprons about this a bunch last night she's investing early in a lot of and then just thinking back to the obama experience in iowa in two thousand eight i wha was viewed as a state there was edwards hillary and obama in the theory of the case was that the caucus universe was what it was about one hundred twenty five hundred fifty thousand people and it never changed in new fool's errand to try and obama came in and said the only way i can win this is to get young people people of color people who've never caucus before and turn them out and the other campaigns scoffed at us but we invested early we organized we went to their house we organized seniors in high school like communities that had never seen the candidates brock obama and lo and behold he won the cox is and that's the only reason he's president so that kind of grassroots organizing from day one is the key and the one thing the other thing too is just we should be honest and it's really important and it's really hard so midterm electorates look more republican they're whiter they're older also republicans realize conservative activists realize billionaires on that side realized that changing demographics that was it was more effective way to to win was turn out more voters but to make it harder for democrats vote they made it harder voter id and gerrymandering and so now we have to do all this work we have to get people who don't normally vote to register and to vote we have to we have to turn out people who haven't traditionally voted midterms they've got this propaganda around us and they just got people watching fox news and then just gonna hit the fox news cattle prod on election day to get those people out to vote their voters are there their voters vote in midterms and we have to do something that doesn't ordinarily happen and it is really hard and it's going to take a lot of work that's all yeah i mean right now you're seeing the enthusiast gap in all these polls democrats are leading by double digits when you ask people who are you excited to vote but i think republicans are catching up and this is clearly trump's entire strategy is to play on these issues immigration ms thirteen all this kind of stuff it's not to reach out to swing voters or two people in the centre or or anything like that he just wants to make sure his base isn't so dispirited that they stay home but you know he's catching up because democrats we.
"dnc" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And the dnc is instead focusing on this when it's just gonna appear that they're not focusing for american workers and everyday people okay quotas kitchen issue quick question here i mean the dnc is behind the rnc in terms of recent fundraising here so just to be purely cynical for a moment if if this lawsuit even helps them close that fundraising gap will it have served a purpose for the party and if you're looking ahead to twenty eight teen right i personally don't think i think people can see through that and i think that yes while money is very important i do think that people's energy and enthusiasm takes it further than money and i think that in yen even if the dnc gets more money it's really about the enthusiasm from people and they're just not gonna want to support democrats if all the dnc is going to do is make you know a distraction towards towards this when the muller investigation is a raise is going on yeah claudia thank you so much coal let's go to william who's calling from detroit you're on the air william hi thanks for taking my call i was just wanted to call in comment on one aspect of the possible conspiracy that they're highlighting list the lawsuit at inform what i noticed the information that leaks put out with the hack email seems to let the most attention but what actually caused the most damage with voters was the way those wiki leaks releases were coordinated with propaganda post that lied about what the wikileaks emails actually say and so i was wondering if that might be one aspect of this and maybe if the dnc is more so using this as a way of highlighting parts of the conspiracy that the molar investigation might not you know necessarily bring to the attention of the american public i if this is purely about you know just the hack emails in the illegal aspect of that william thank you so much for your call philip wegmann you have a responsible for.
"dnc" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Pled guilty as cooperating with robert muller's investigation as rick gates who's also named in this in this lawsuit from the dnc paul manafort also he has put in a not guilty plea and we also see the names of donald trump junior and jared kushner as well i mean that brings me to the sort of the big question rosalyn let me just ask it through playing some tape here because a lot of people are wondering would the dnc's civil lawsuit that they filed interfere with in any way with the criminal investigation currently being led by robert muller and on abc's on on abc this weekend with george stephanopoulos dnc chair tom perez said he doesn't think so our justice system has a criminal justice side and the civil justice side i used to investigate police misconduct allegations and while we were conducting the criminal proceeding we invariably had civil suits that were filed and we were always able to work out protocols so that we wouldn't interfere the civil suit wouldn't interfere with the criminal probe now rosalyn that may be true in a in a strictly legal interpretation but politically d by that well politically is a whole a whole separate story i mean i think before we move off the legal front there are legal experts who say that this is going to have a high hurdle of on all kinds of grounds to move forward so there's going to be a lot of legal debate before we even get to the point where they would actually be seeking discovery and taking people's testimony to kind of things that could interfere with the molar prob well so so high hurdles such as does the dnc heff standing can they sue the government of russia things like that.
"dnc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Certainly rachel again he would be just a a another individual who you know it looks like was communicating what the trump campaign during right before the election and passing along perhaps illicitly obtained information this is an area that we tried to explore in our investigation unfortunately the republicans on the house intelligence committee showed no interest in being willing to subpoena the documents the communication logs the travel logs the bank records for situations like this that we believe the kurd because of what we saw in press reporting and from other credible individuals so hopefully bob muller will tell us and hopefully with this new dnc lawsuit we may be able to find out and remember bob muller can only tell us what he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt this dnc loss lawsuit will be quite illuminating because they don't have the same standard of proof it's much lower in a civil lawsuit so what we may learn through a deposition may tell us a lot more about what was going on at the peak of the campaign and congressman i was if you heard the top of the show i'm fascinated by that dnc lawsuit just as a tactic also by its historical echoes in terms of the dnc having done that during watergate and it actually have in worked even though people forgot about it at the time one of the things that was reported about this democratic party loss it today is that a lot of democratic elected officials and serving members of congress were just as blindsided as the republicans were in and as the trump campaign was that this was coming that this is not something that that a lot of people knew was in the works before it was sort of sprung on everybody today when it was filed.
"dnc" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Who knows if that had happened already maybe the democrats wouldn't have gone ahead with this lawsuit spelling out how they were wronged by the attack on their computers and phone systems that stole all that stuff but they have now done that they have now filed this lawsuit and so now we get their whole written narrative their whole very specific timeline of how they were attacked and and when and what the trump campaign did to make it all work to help disseminate the fruits of these russian crimes now that the dnc has filed this lawsuit there's the possibility if it goes ahead that they could end up demanding documents from all these defendants they could demand depositions sworn testimony from all these defendants and when you look at this list of defendants that could be fascinating turn in this case done junior him but before we get there i the judge in this case will have to decide if this lawsuit goes ahead that'll be very consequential decision that judge hoste make a decision with very clear echoes in history which makes this almost more history than i can stand this is the the bio of the judge to whom this case has been assigned look way back in his resume their way back when he was just a young legal pup see what it says there he served as an assistant special prosecutor watergate special prosecution force department of justice from nineteen seventy three to nineteen seventy four the judge they gave the dnc lawsuit today was a watergate prosecutor.
"dnc" Discussed on 1A
"Well donald trump is certainly taught us that ready fire aim is no way to govern we see day after day the incompetence at work it makes our nation less safe it makes our nation less strong and it's frankly an embarrassment and again we're celebrating the eight year anniversary of the affordable care act and the affordable care act would not have passed plainly and simply without the leadership of nancy pelosi and again i've had conversations with many folks in leadership and there's an acute understanding of the need to provide viable pathways for the leaders in congress leaders across the country and that's why we've been investing in candidates across this country who reflect the both the present in the future the democratic party i was so excited to have a vials get elected in charlotte we just had our dnc meeting and we brought in a number of young elected officials mostly elected officials of color a person in a city council in a small town in iowa who is sudanese american remarkable diversity reflected in in what we're doing and and i'm confident that this this will again continue to rise i i get that and i know we have to pause and just a minute but i'm i'm concerned that the aspirated has to hit process at some point i know we're up against a break but you know what do you do to to know the moment when it's time for nancy pelosi to go is it entirely up to her.
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"The new dnc how did the dnc walkaway from that republicans have been very focused on that for quite some time which i think speaks to republican dominance in state houses control of the house and the senate and the white house when when did the dnc walkaway from live one thing i've learned from studying the game film so to speak is that politics is a game of leapfrog when howard dean came in in twenty five he adopted a very effective fifty state strategy we're able to take over the last time we won the governor's races in new jersey and virginia was two thousand and five until this year this past year i should say twenty seventeen and then it led to victories in twenty six and we're seeing the same sort of momentum here and what happened i think over time was again there were so many things going on we had a great recession we had fighting two wars and we got away from that basic premise of of organizing in every state and and we see we lost over thousand seats in st leger teachers over an eight year period and and and that was a shame on us moment and politics is a game of leapfrog and what we've been able to do and what our mantra is the dnc the new dnc is to leapfrogging sustain to make sure that we are putting in place a permanent infrastructure we've taken the term off year out of the lexicon you have to be organizing every year i want to make sure i understand what you mean by leapfrog it sounds like the image meaning you can't kind of jump on the back of someone who's not there to support you so you have to win one election stabilized that and use that to get you to the next win it involves is making sure that we are not simply in every four year policy party what what we saw the republicans studied what we did and they beat us at our own game people ask me how did we get into the situation we were the party of grassroots organizing we had the technology advantage for a number of years and then from twenty twelve on they made heavy investments in technology that frankly.
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"Deep dive into that actually didn't get to see things i want to do this was one of those four billion tabar's on my chrome browser which is bad pretty much every thursday episode but that's how i feel about it i i really think it's good that were pushing for transparency and cleaning up the dnc and i think that's something why do i think i hope the a state elections get more money and we saw that with virginia we saw that the dnc port a lot of money into that um i think the changes coming guys i think the change is happening and it's unfortunate that it that took such catastrophe to make it happen uh but i think it's happening the youth vote was killer in this this latest election just two days ago the youth vote was great um it's happening yet out and and i think that we need to be vigilant we need to keep it up because the the price of letting it slip was so high and 26 the end and furthermore not just racine in two thousand ten uh it was so high for allowing the tea party to take control oil and then that was crucial in the gerrymandering all that stuff constant vigilance and by no means are democrats above scandal i don't think that's true at all but i think that the dnc if we keep an eye on it if we clean house as they are and i i think ultimately fgm in my opinion is the democrats are far better at serving our country than republicans are oh that's one thing i'll on his a dan errol had a facebook satis where he said that uh as a result of this donna brazile quote unquote revelation he said neither party cares about you don't vote for either party essentially uniform vote to take down the system or something you know he's anxious this wide i disagree with general so much i ease an anarchist and he's a he's like a communist anarchists and it's so unrealistic to me that i think is actively harmful i think it's actively harmful to to look at his donna brazile things out gop dnc known cares about you know it's not that the dnc didn't care is that they.
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"I think that's key that we should not have any more of these weird shady agreements that hillary had i don't think that's right in a i don't think it should be right on either side i think that uh it did the having transparent agreements as good as i agree with that there's three or former items but they're kind of general i i think they are good but anyway the point is i do think democrats are taking this seriously i do think keith ellison staying the series suit and i urge you want to echo this was right like the dnc did a lot wrong die by no means it's two separate things you know there's two separate questions is what they did is what the hillary campaign did right or wrong and separate question what affected it have and i am firmly in the camp that while i don't think it was cricket hillary she needs to be arrested i do think she took advantage and the dnc was incompetent and allowed her to take advantage despite the fact that they didn't even honor their own agreement uh it's possible they honored it in other ways that we don't know there certainly was favoritism that's wrong there shouldn't be that the dnc should be clear it should be unbiased until you have your candidate and then once the that's decided than the dnc confirmed for the kennett that that should be out works unequivocally it was wrong and then i read the separate question of did it changed the election i firmly believe it did not so that that's how i feel uh definitely feel free to have course gov with your own conclusions based on the evidence aside all all my sources i referenced abut but that's where come down on this so i think that he is now it's a weird scenario where in some ways i guess it was good that donna brazile did this weird thing where she came out with the revelation that everyone already knew and she should have already known among them i it was good because i do think it's important that keith ellison and the dnc leadership now came out with this piece i think it was important they should have done it anyway it shouldn't have taken donna brazile maybe they were going to do it anyway i don't know so there you have it there's my.
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"Wrong though because i do want a very strongly say that the agreement the dnc signed was wrong i don't think they should do that again i they won't do that again i'm glad there's new leadership it sounds like also there tons of problems some corruption problems in the dnc there were infrastructure problems there was spending that shouldn't have been done plenty to complain about with the dnc i do not want to give the impression that everything is fine it was all great it was fine no my my opinion is it didn't decide the election for hillary but there is plenty of wrongdoing i'm glad debbie wasserman schultz is out i am also glad donna brazile is not the camp and at the the chairperson because i i really don't think she was as much better honestly i think i think she played the victim a lot board she could add more control as she was you know again number two for for ten years or something and and she could have taken more of a role in then she didn't but anyway a hit what i mean to say is there was plenty of wrongdoing there's plenty that the dnc should fix it should be more transparent and in fact the current dnc chair keith ellison wrote an article or you know the dnc wrote it whatever and they published it and debt here's the steps they're going to take it as a result of these quote unquote revelations from donna brazile again they weren't really revelations that republican 2015 but beside but uh he wrote and i think this is good number one to ensure that no can't at participating are presidential nominating process skains any unfair advantage real or perceived during our primary season we'll just decide the debate schedule in advance instead of negotiating after our kids have entered the race i daresay did that last time by the way but that's just to double down number two i will ensure that any and all joined fundraising agreements will be transparent including the new democratic grassroots victory fund agreements that we've developed with all fifty states parties this is the first time the dnc has signed joint fundraising agreements like this sorely and for the matured this is great.
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"It seems as though that that might have been a key problem that obama didn't really like wasserman schultz and and that's kinda why they were left with such a big debt like the obama campaign didn't really care that much about the dnc now is that right i don't really think so i think that as stephanie pointed out that created a bit of a void of for hillary to come in and you know somebody needed to come in they were in debt they had nothing going on uh they they needed to spend money better and spend money in preparation for dohrn two thousand sixteen so hillary comes in game back to the facts of the matter hilary comes in there in debt hillary already has these relationship so she ardy knows this because of two thousand eight and you know she's she does have ties to the dnc of course going back and she says okay let's do a fundraising agreement i will help you with all this debt i will help raise funds in exchange for some things here are the obligations we now have the agreement uh it's been made public with were number one with respect the hiring of a dnc communications director dnc agrees that no later than september eleven 2015 it will hire one of two candidates previously identified as acceptable two h f a which is hillary for america number two with respect to the hiring of future dnc senior staff in communications technology research departments in the case of vacancy the dnc will maintain the authority to make the final decision between candidates acceptable to hillary for america number three agreement by the dnc that h f a personnel will be consulted and have joint authority over the strategic decisions overstaffing budget expenditures and general electionrelated communications data technology analytics and research the dnc will provide h fa advance opportunity to review online or mass email communications that features a particular democratic primary candidate this does not include any communications related to primary debates which will be exclusively controlled by the dnc the dnc w.
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"Covered that we've covered what might be her hypocrisy bullets forget that and let's take a look at the facts we can't just dismissed the arguments just because of the person making them so let's talk about what happened and then after that we can make our best guess as to what the effect was because as two separate questions i saw tweet from david smalley who said that the general was stolen by the russians in favor of trump but the primary was stolen by hillary in favor of hillary in and stolen from bernie and so that's something i have in the back my mind is how much of a difference did this make i if any you know to what extent could we say something like that that strikes me as extreme claim given the hillary won over bernie by something like three million votes uh that's a lot in the primary now could it this explains why i don't know so but but let's start with what happen first before we make judgements as to what difference it might have made so what happened was after the 2012 election as i've already word of touched on somehow the obama administration the obama election committee left the dnc with a staggering amount of debt and this is something that stephanie's van a wrote a piece on the orbit dot net where she shot i mean she's unapologetically very much in the hillary camp but she says that what happened was the dnc was left in a sorry state she says a quarter here this is against the cne's van she's been on the show i'm disturbed that i haven't seen any outlet reporting that they reach out to a obama on biden for comment on that bankrupting the dnc is not jet is just not a small thing in itself but it created the opportunity for an ethical quagmire that from reports it took the party in the candidates months to work through and quote so that that's she's got an interesting point there why did nobody asked obama abide in like hey why was the dnc left twenty was 24 million dollars in debt why why such.